Machine Robo Rescue
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|Sortie! Machine Robo Rescue|
Cover for the First DVD Volume.
(Shutsugeki! Mashin Robo Resukyū)
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Mamoru Kanbe|
|Written by||Hideki Sonoda|
|Music by||Naoki Satō|
|Original network||TV Tokyo|
|Original run||January 8, 2003 – January 3, 2004|
Sortie! Machine Robo Rescue (出撃!マシンロボレスキュー Shutsugeki! Mashin Robo Resukyū) is a 2003 mecha anime television series produced by Sunrise. It's the third incarnation of the Machine Robo anime trilogy, which is based on the toyline by PLEX and Bandai. It is directed by Mamoru Kanbe (Cardcaptor Sakura) and written by Hideki Sonoda (Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos). It aired on TV Tokyo from January 8, 2003 to January 3, 2004, having a total of 53 episodes.
In the future, age is not a factor in determining whether an individual can perform a certain task, only special talent and training. The Machine Robo Rescue (MRR) organization has been established so that robots and children can become partners and rescue people from danger. Twelve children with various abilities have been selected and introduced as part of the Robo Rescue program. Life as one of the children chosen as part of the MRR has just started for Taiyou Oozora. Difficult training lies ahead for the MRR team in order for them to protect many people's lives.
The twelve children are divided into three teams according to their particular field of rescue. These Machine Robos together with their Robo Masters (RM) can unite with various Support Robos but only with the permission of their RMs which can be transmitted through their K-Boys, which are communicator cellphone Machine Robo.
The Red Wings were the first of MRR's rescue teams. They were designated as experts on fire and aerial rescues. The team's color is red and their symbol an open hand, which is the "paper" sign. Their emblem shows wings on either side of a diamond shape. This team is headed by Instructor Musashi.
- Taiyou Ozora (大空 太陽 Ōzora Taiyō)
Robo Master of Jet Robo and Shuttle Robo, Taiyou is an aerial rescue specialist. A "survival natural", granted the ability to survive and sense danger, Taiyou is an orphan following a plane crash that killed his parents four years before he joined MRR and which he survived. He was the only survivor rescued by the Rescue Red robot. He is the leader of the Red Wings team along with Ace, usually reckless and likes to tackle problems head-on. Sometimes, he relies too much on his ability which costs him the rescue. Later in the series, he was assigned to a place called Sabah for International Hyper Rescue located in Africa. He has a pet dog called Bone.
- Arias "Ace" Honou (エリアス 炎 Ariasu Honō)
Robo Master of Fire Robo and a fire fighting and prevention specialist, his father is a fireman and expert on situations involving fire disasters. Ace is the type of person who is knowledgeable, acts like he wants to do everything by himself and lets his teammates rely on him. At the start of the series, he is usually seen competing with Makoto, Daichi, and most of all Taiyou. He also volunteered to be one of the instructors of the next MRR generation.
- Kai Kitazawa (北沢 海 Kitazawa Kai)
Co-pilot of the Red Wings' Wing-Liner transport he acts as backup for Red Wings together with Rin and the pair help their team mates during rescues. He is somewhat smart guy who knows a lot and is usually calm among the Red Wings. Later in the series, he and Jay were both assigned to space for International Hyper Rescue, where they live in a satellite.
- Rin Haruka (遥 鈴 Haruka Rin)
Main pilot of Wing-Liner; proxy Red Wings Robo-Master; mountain rescue specialist. She is half-Japanese half-Chinese. She is the only person who isn't acrophobic among the members when it comes to practice. She provides backup for the Red Wings together with Kai. After the experimental Gura Gorros were used in a particular rescue mission,(later renamed the Gura Gorro Rescue Squad), she became the robo master of the three Gura Gorros. She was assigned to Paris for International Hyper Rescue. She has a crush on Taiyoh, which she does not want Taiyou to know of.
The Blue Sirens were the second rescue team of MRR. This team handles police situations, road accidents and situations involving the capture of criminals. The team's color is blue and the team's symbol is a peace sign made with the hand. The sign also stands for "scissors". The team emblem has police lights at the top, an olive branch on either side, and a black tire in the middle. The Blue Sirens are headed by Instructor Koshiro.
- Makoto Aikawa (愛川 誠 Aikawa Makoto)
Robo Master of Police Robo, Makoto is a combat natural from a family of police officers. He's very strict with his teammates sometimes and is usually called the "cold guy" because of his upright manner and his following of the rules to the letter. Later on in the series, he leaves Machine Robo Rescue to gain more experience in rescue and being a policeman. He also took the Police Robo and the Bike Robos with him.
- Susumu Utada (歌田 進 Utada Susumu)
Robo Master of Gyro Robo and twin brother of Tsuyoshi, mechanic and engineering specialist. Being Tsuyoshi's twin, Susumu knows exactly what his brother is thinking and doing at all times. Susumu is the machinery expert among the twins. Later, both he and his brother are assigned to New York for International Hyper Rescue.
- Tsuyoshi Utada (歌田 強 Utada Tsuyoshi)
- Voiced by: Masato Amada (Japanese); Chuck Powers (English)
- Co-pilot of the Blue Sirens' Siren-Galley transport and twin brother of Susumu, mechanic and engineering specialist. Being Susumu's twin, Tsuyoshi knows exactly what his brother is thinking and doing at all times. Later, both he and his brother are assigned to New York for International Hyper Rescue.
- Alice Beckham (アリス・ベッカム Arisu Bekkamu)
- Main pilot of the Blue Sirens' Siren-Galley transport. She is a former child actress and now the MRR public relations liaison. The main backup for the Blue Sirens, she has a crush on Makoto, proven when she got jealous when Makoto went on a date with Aki. She also volunteered to be one of the instructors of the next MRR generation.
The last rescue team of MRR. Their specialty is extreme rescue situations involving earthquakes, debris, building collapses and underwater rescues. The team's color is yellow and the team's symbol is a closed hand, which is the "rock" sign. The team emblem has two gears on either side of an embedded plate. They are headed by Instructor Marie.
- Daichi Hayami (速水 大地 Haiyami Daichi)
Robo Master of Drill Robo, Daichi has high spatial awareness, which allows him to accurately estimate distance and dimension by just looking at a distance or object. He is usually shy and his stomach hurts before a rescue. He left Machine Robo Rescue later in the series to help Professor Suidoubashi in developing the new Machine Robos. He also owns the company where the new parts for Machine Robos are built hence Professor Suidoubashi addressing him as "Company President".
- Shou Ashikawa (芦川ショウ Ashikawa Shō)
Robo Master of Submarine Robo, Shou is a sea and underwater rescue specialist and the best swimmer among the members. They are the happy group of MRR, with Sho and Ken, making people laugh and smile so as to forget their problems and believe in the quote "Laughter can Save the World." He also volunteered to be one of the instructors of the next MRR generation.
- Sayuri Suizenji (水前寺 小百合 Suizenji Sayuri)
Main pilot of the Yellow Gears' Gear-Dump transport and medical specialist. She is a "therapy natural", which gives her the ability to instill calm to anyone she talks to although this ability is not mentioned until episode 44. She is the main backup of the Yellow Gears along with Ken. She later leaves MRR to develop laws to make International Hyper Rescue more responsive.
- Ken Minami (美波ケン Minami Ken)
Co-pilot of the Gear Dump and proxy Yellow Gears Robo-Master. He is one of the backups for the Yellow Gears together with Sayuri. He sometimes acts in a feminine manner. He met a ghost pirate girl named Nina which follows him but is not determined whether they still contact each other. He later becomes the official doctor for the next MRR generation.
This team was formed by Jay and V-Stealth Robo and specializes in air, land and space combat. The team's color is violet and the team's symbol is a hand with a finger pointing northwest and a thumb pointing northeast. The team emblem is the same with the emblem of V-Stealth Robo, featuring a simple drawing of the vehicle mode of V-Stealth Robo with lightning striking it.
- Jay (ジェイ Jei)
Real name: Junior. Robo Master of V-Stealth Robo and formerly an agent of Disaster for Kaiser-G until reformed and accepted into the MRR. He is a combat specialist and also a "survivor natural" like Taiyou. His past is unknown but it is believed he was involved in space exploration when he was a baby. He was the only survivor from an accident that happened in space where he was sent out in an escape pod and found by an exploration team. He was sent to an orphanage then captured by the Disasters. He was brainwashed and trained to be a warrior. Later on in the series, he and Kai were both assigned to space for International Hyper Rescue.
MRR Staff and other characters
- Musashi Miyajima (宮島 武蔵 Miyajima Musashi)
One of the Instructors of Machine Robo Rescue, he has a hard headed attitude but sometimes a good heart. He is in charge of the Red Wings.
- Koshiro Sasaki (佐々木 古志郎 Sasaki Kōshiro)
- The second Instructor of Machine Robo rescue. He is a calm, cool guy but can become upset when trainees get into trouble. He is in charge of the Blue Sirens.
- Marie Bitou (尾藤 マリー Bitō Marie)
The third and only female instructor of Machine Robo Rescue, she is the daughter of founder Brad Bitou and always calls her father "Chief" sometimes. She is in charge of the Yellow Gears.
- Brad Bitou (尾藤 ブラッド Bitō Brad)
The founder of MRR, he is one of the developers of the Machine Robos along with Tohru Suidohbashi. He was also involved in the creation of Kaiser-G and the subsequent disaster it caused.
- Tohru Suidohbashi (水道橋 徹 Suidōbashi Tōru)
The main developer of the Machine Robos. He and Brad worked together and founded MRR after the Stealth Robo activation incident.
- Bone (ボン Bone)
Taiyo's pet dog and a pure bred Saint Bernard. He is also a survivor of the same plane crash that killed Taiyo's parents.
The Antagonist Group in the series. They were led by Kaiser-G and interfered with the activities of MRR.
Kaiser-G's right-hand man, he is a psychopath who wants to create more disaster and bring chaos to humans. He was defeated by the MRR before Kaiser-G was fully activated.
The Leader of the Disasters and the one who adopted Jay as a baby. He is a powerful supercomputer created by Brad Bitou that went berserk several years later. His goal is to create the worst disaster on the planet through an asteroid crashing into the Earth. He was ultimately defeated by Taiyoh, Jay, Machine Commander Robo V and Shuttle Robo.
- Go! Go! Rescue (GO!GO!レスキュー) BY JAM Project (OP)
- March of Rescue Hero (マーチ オブ レスキューヒーロー) BY JAM Project (ED)
- Sunrise Official MRR site
- Archived Plex Official MRR site
- Machine Robo Rescue on IMDb
- Machine Robo Rescue (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia